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Principal Scientist- Analytical Research and Development

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Groton, Connecticut
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Mar 3, 2024
Why Patients Need You

Pfizer's purpose is to deliver breakthroughs that change patients' lives. Research and Development is at the heart of fulfilling Pfizer's purpose as we work to translate advanced science and technologies into the therapies and vaccines that matter most. Whether you are in the discovery sciences, ensuring drug safety and efficacy or supporting clinical trials, you will apply cutting edge design and process development capabilities to accelerate and bring the best in class medicines to patients around the world.

What You Will Achieve

As a Principal Scientist, you will be at the center of our operations and you'll find that everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to quality. You will be recognized as a technical expert and a significant scientific contributor. With your deep knowledge of the discipline, you will regularly contribute at the therapeutic area level and can represent the department on multidisciplinary teams.

You will perform qualitative and quantitative analyses of organic or inorganic compounds to determine chemical and physical properties during chemical syntheses, or drug product development process. You will be entrusted with setting objectives and planning resource requirements for your project team. You will be using your scientific judgment to adapt standard methods and techniques by applying prior work experience. You will undertake mentoring activities to guide team members.

It is your innovative scientific temperament that will help in making Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It

You will collaborate with project teams and develop chromatographic methods in support of drug development . Your will apply your expertise in separations and chromatography as well as other analytical methodologies (e.g. spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and NMR) to enable drug development.

Role Responsibilities

  • As a project analyst, the candidate will be responsible for developing analytical strategies in support of pharmaceutical drug products during all development phases, including supporting manufacturing process development, developing, validating and transferring analytical methods, designing stability studies to understand drug degradation mechanisms and for shelf life assignments, and developing impurity control strategies.
  • The candidate will perform lab work and will plan, direct, and review the lab work of other scientists in a matrix environment.
  • The role requires collaboration with colleagues to identify appropriate analytical approaches, including use of computational predictive tools, modeling software and data visualization tools where appropriate.
  • The candidate will critically review and Interpret scientific data to derive clear conclusions and provide direction for future work and will communicate results and conclusions through various media including presentations and technical reports.
  • As a subject matter expert, the candidate will evaluate new approaches, instrumentation or analytical technologies and mentor other scientists.
  • The candidate will author relevant sections of the quality modules of regulatory submissions.


Qualifications

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D in Analyical Chemistry or related field, with 5+ years of R&D experience
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, including visualization of data, presentations and authoring technical articles.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet timelines and interact with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new techniques and solve complex analytical problems.
  • Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and effective interpersonal and communication skills are required.
  • Proficient with a wide variety of software and information systems.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Working knowledge and the ability to operate analytical techniques such as HPLC-MS, GC-MS, spectroscopy, and physical techniques such as particle size and dissolution that are commonly used for the characterization of pharmaceutical substances and products is desired.
  • Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.


PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

This role requires ability to perform mathematical calculations, as well as data analysis. Ability to work in a laboratory setting

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

This role requires adherence to standard operating procedures. It could also require some travel.

Additional Information :
  • Relocation support available
  • Eligible for Employee Referral
  • Work Location Assignment:On Premise
  • Last Day to Apply- March 1, 2024


The annual base salary for this position ranges from $99,900.00 to $166,500.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer's Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 15.0% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life's moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site - U.S. Benefits | (uscandidates.mypfizerbenefits.com). Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided does not apply to Tampa, FL or any location outside of the United States.

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

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EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer. This position requires permanent work authorization in the United States.

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